Glencoe farmer allegedly shoots 17-year-old boy

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The Glencoe SAPS are investigating the murder of a teenage boy whom a farmer allegedly shot down.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala explains, “It is alleged that on 28 September 2021 at 3:30 pm, a 17-year-old male was shot dead at a farm in Glencoe. He sustained a gunshot wound in the abdomen and he died at the scene.”

The teenager had allegedly been collecting cows that belonged to his family when he was shot.

After the fatal shooting, Captain Gwala explains, “A 68-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with murder.”

He will appear before the Glencoe Magistrates’ Court today. 30 September 2021.

As the farmer now faces charges of murder, what are your thoughts on the matter? 

Share your views in the comment section below.

11 thoughts on “Glencoe farmer allegedly shoots 17-year-old boy

  1. We shouldn’t have any thoughts on the subject other than allowing the authorities to investigate the matter.

    1. Quite right, there are usually three sides to any story, the shooters, the deceased and the truth! 🤔

  2. Fuck the ANC government. Am I not allowed to protect my property and myself. What is happening in this country.

  3. Watch the video of the 6 guys trying to take his firearm and attacking him. Just saying.

  4. I have looked at the video of the shooting. They were taking the farmers cows. The farmer fired a warning shot. Yet the one that was shot tried to attack him with a weapon in his hand. Then his friends also joined and that’s when the gun went off. Just think…would the farmer be alive had he not had a gun??

  5. Firstly, Did they have prior approval or Who gave them permission to just enter the farm and start doing what they came to do??
    Secondly, any person who attacks another party on their own land, need expect that the owner has the right to and must defend him/herself if an assault takes place. Once the offending party starts with assault, age does not come into play to claim innocence because you were/are underage. He got what was coming to him.

  6. I agree that the investigation needs to go on without interference. Although I must say looking at the footage it is easy to see being outnumbered and the fact it clearly looks like the farmer was going to get disarmed and beaten/attacked (hear the threats verbally ) he must have believed his life was at risk and did want he had too. Video footage does not lie. If there was an issue that the suspect was trying to take the cows, maybe the cows were detained for illegal grazing being on the farmer land without permission, then the suspect should have used the law and gone to the police in the first place? always there are two sides to the story.

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